Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by enterwrong, Jan 16, 2020.
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You have a beautiful example!
Don't know if its real or not.
Where did you get this coin back then? Did someone leave/give it to you? Did you purchase it? What do you find interesting about ancient coins? Do you have any other ancient coins in your collection?
This one appears to be Constantine (IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG) with Mars on the reverse (MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI) from the Trier mint (PTR) with T/F in fields.
Some "similar" examples on Vcoins:
Something about the portrait (nose, eye socket, cheek, hair), fabric (around the hair and fields on obverse), and wear (cheek bone but not the ear/radiate crown/hair) of your Augustus coin doesn't sit right in my gut (also the C is very box-y in it's shape where nearly all others appear to be really circular). I'm not an expert, though, so take from that what you will; simply one person's gut opinion. Maybe others will have differing opinions?
If authentic, I'd guess it's value would be around the $150 mark. Here are some ranges of quality of the type sold at CNG.
Your coin is:
Augustus Æ Dupondius, RIC 56 [Caligula], Cohen 87 [Augustus], BMC 88
Caligula & Divus Augustus Æ Dupondius. 37-41 AD. CONSENSV SENAT ET EQ ORDIN P Q R, laureate & togate statue of Gaius Caligula seated left on curule chair, holding branch / DIVVS AVGVSTVS S-C, radiate head of Divus Augustus left. Cohen 87
It appears to be an excellent specimen and genuine. Congrats!
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